Yes, but when you are flying a transcon, it is nice when the autopilot does not actually move a huge yoke repeatedly, almost slamming you in the ball$, for 5 hours. Crew meals are more enjoyable when this thing is not in your way and you have a table. Guess it doesn't matter to SWA....they don't have crew meals anyway (sorry WN guys, couldn't resist).
PS, there ARE indications of a cross input, a red light with an arrow and a charming audible warning in a british accent of: "Priority left or Priority right" will sound very loudly through the speakers.
Exactly how big are your balls, that you have to worry about them being "slammed by the yoke" during 5 hours of cruise at altitude? Or maybe it's your huge gut you're thinking of, from all those delicious crew meals you've named yourself after, not to mention all of General Lee's ice cream sundaes.
Are you sure you've ever flown in a 737? The yoke's movement at cruise is essentially imperceptible, unless you stare at it and catch it moving a millimeter or so.
Not to add to the Boeing vs Airbus mudslinging contest, but my take is that they just have different philosophies on how to do things. To each his or her own.